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"Serpents of the Seas" Exhibit Opens at Sea Life

Jul 16, 2014 11:10AM ● By Jason Huddle
Concord - Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium has unveiled a limited-time exhibit—Serpents of the Seas. The exhibit features nine species of eels from around the world, including the Dragon Moray eel, Ribbon eel, Snowflake Moray eel and more. The exhibit also features one dry aquarium with a snake in order to show visitors the difference between snakes and eels.

Focused on fun learning, Sea Life Aquarium hopes to teach visitors more about these rarely seen creatures and shed light on the misconception that they are simply snakes in water. Guests will see a variety of eel species, representing many different colors, sizes and habitats. "We are very excited to bring these elusive and secretive animals closer to our guests,” said David Cochran, Displays Curator at Sea Life Charlotte-Concord. “I am hopeful that our visitors walk away with an understanding and appreciation of this unique group of animals.”

Serpents of the Seas will be at Sea Life Charlotte-Concord for the next several months before moving on to another location. Sea Life Charlotte-Concord is the first aquarium in the U.S. Sea Life chain, which is owned by UK-based Merlin Entertainments, to host this exhibit. “We’re eager for visitors to see this brand new exhibit,” said Jack Stevenson, Marketing Manager at Sea Life Charlotte-Concord. “Our goal is to expand our displays as often as possible to expose visitors to many new and unique creatures they may have never seen.”eel 1

The new exhibit launches alongside the arrival of three new species of shark and one new species of ray from a sister Sea Life Aquarium in Grapevine, Texas. The new arrivals, which include an Epaulette shark, White Spotted Bamboo shark and Blue Spotted ray, join Sea Life Charlotte-Concord’s existing 5,000 sea creatures. Visitors can see the new sharks and ray in the Bay of Rays exhibit.


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